21 Best Open Source Text Editors (GUI + CLI) in 2019

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21 Responses

  1. Anders says:

    Wily are a Unix/Linux version of Plan 9 editor Acme. And like vi is based on ed, Acme (and Wily) are based on a line editor Sam commands. Fully UTF-8 based and a small memory footprint.

    A handful built in commands and buffers arranged in columns, and columns in rows. And with mouse chords, you can expand with pushing text through Linux filters/shell scripts and inspired by Oberon.


  2. ben says:

    Please consider adding these editors as well : Atom, Brackets, LightTable and Visual Studio Code. All are free and open source. I particularly like VS Code.

  3. Jimmy Gza says:

    You missed atom!! https://atom.io/

  4. Francis Kim says:

    Lime Text?! Gotta try that out. I currently use Sublime Text 3, WebStorm and PHPStorm.

  5. Aaron Kili K says:

    The list is always endless, it is good to mention to us any other text editors you have used.

  6. Kaqqao says:

    I was really hoping to see some editors that I haven’t known about forever…

  7. Kees says:

    I have used JED a lot in the past as a Emacs clone with a small footprint, good to see it in your article.
    I now use jEdit http://jedit.org/ most of the time, cross platform and Open Source.

  8. Simon Lees says:

    I’ve been favouring the Qt based Eric for the last few months though it’s primarily focused on python there is alot of languages it handles well. You also missed the big new open source editor of the year atom

  9. Bruno says:

    Sublime Text, Light Table, Medit, Atom, etc…

  10. Alex says:

    I use Sublime Text, which is very similar to Lime Text. Site : https://www.sublimetext.com/

    Best regards

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